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    I thought cremations were through the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    I thought cremations were through the roof.
    ...just the smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    I thought cremations were through the roof.
    I have read that it's increased huge amounts during the pandemic. Don't have stats handy. But it makes sense. It allows a family to do any group ceremony at a later date.

    My dad was created August 2019 just because that's how he wanted it but we've still not put his ashes where we plan to put them because of the pandemic issue of getting my mom there.

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    Looks to me like surge #4 is well underway.
    Certainly there will be no magical reduction of the 7-day new case average in the US to under 15k by May 2.
    Saturday saw 67,511 new cases with 11 states not reporting at all. Sunday was over 47k with thirteen States abstaining from reporting.
    Current 7-day average is 68,071.

    Wondering if Derec has any more predictions to offer - it's good knowing what NOT to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    Looks to me like surge #4 is well underway.
    Certainly there will be no magical reduction of the 7-day new case average in the US to under 15k by May 2.
    Saturday saw 67,511 new cases with 11 states not reporting at all. Sunday was over 47k with thirteen States abstaining from reporting.
    Current 7-day average is 68,071.

    Wondering if Derec has any more predictions to offer - it's good knowing what NOT to expect.
    4/11, the 7-day average broke 70k for the first time since February.
    "Good" news - Deaths now down to 755/day. Another 20% reduction and we'll be near where Derec said we'd be by March 1st (<600/day).
    On 4/11 (Sunday) 31 States reported zero deaths... Only 285 total for the nation. Haven't seen that for a while.
    We are admonished not to celebrate, since it's just a daily stat. But I can't help feeling like this could be the last gasp of the pandemic, even if new cases keep increasing for another month or few.
    I am confident that we are past the top of the curve regarding deaths, and despite the best efforts of anti-vax/anti-mask morons to keep it going, we are going to beat this thing.
    The science is advancing very fast, and broad spectrum treatments and immunizations are going to prevail even if new variants continue to appear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    I thought cremations were through the roof.
    ...just the smoke.
    I laughed.


    ...bastard!

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    So the US has put a pause on the J&J vaccine. Fun... Not.
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/13/healt...fda/index.html
    Things are not looking so rosy for J&J especially this after their monumental manufacturing issue announced about a week ago that caused I think 15 million doses to be destroyed.

    My daughter has an appointment for the J&J next week and will it be cancelled?

    In the meantime the issue may be moot for her. She was able to get an appointment today for Pfizer. But she has no drivers license or car so it will cost her about $80 to take an Uber.

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    US 7-day new case average rose to over 72,000 Tuesday 4/13.
    If we maintain that rate as well as the rate of vaccination, everyone in the country will have had either COVID-19 or a vaccination against it within a year...
    Oh, joy.
    At least not quite as many people are dying.

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    Number of deaths exceeded 3mil -3,001,025

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    Starting to feel a little bit optimistic... yesterday (Monday 4/19/21) there were "only" 51,650 new US cases and the 7-day average fell back below 70,000.
    The death toll was 488, less than 0.1% of the new case number.
    I'm not exactly ready to go full "Happy Talk" about it but the current trend is encouraging, esp regarding deaths.

    The interesting questions we will soon face have to do with compulsory vaccinations. Soon we will hit the wall as far as getting people vaccinated. Does the government have the right to "force" vaccinations on people like they did with the polio vaccine? Do anti vaxxers have the "right" to go around infecting each other with no constraints? Do they have the "right" to serve as incubators for new possibly more dangerous variants that will cause more deaths and require yet more public resources to deal with them? Do businesses have the right to require proof of vaccination in certain circumstances?

    I think we might end up with COVID-19 becoming mostly a Red State phenomenon, costing the rest of us dearly but letting the ignorati have their free-dumb. There are too many of them that are too ignorant and too brainwashed to force what's good for them upon them. We can only hope that there won't be enough of them to constitute a viable breeding ground for something even more horrible than what we've already been through.

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